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Vernell Lilly

February 28, 1926 - November 17, 2017

Vernell Coble Lilly was born February 28, 1926 in Sylvester, Texas to Lee Roy Coble and Mary Oma Carlisle Coble. She married Marion Alton “Shorty” Lilly on August 8, 1942 I Snyder, Texas.
Vernell was a homemaker and mother to two children, Alton Donell “Don” and Cheryl Janis “Cherry”. When her children wer…read more

Vernell Coble Lilly was born February 28, 1926 in Sylvester, Texas to Lee Roy Coble and Mary Oma Carlisle Coble. She married Marion Alton “Shorty” Lilly on August 8, 1942 I Snyder, Texas.
Vernell was a homemaker and mother to two children, Alton Donell “Don” and Cheryl Janis “Cherry”. When her children were young she made their clothes. Don’s shirts were made of cotton feed sacks. She was a good seamstress, she also loved cooking and baking. Vernell also loved working in the yard; she always had beautiful flower beds and she loved to hoe! Vernell raised her children in church and they faithfully attended the Sand Springs Church of Christ until moving to Midland where she joined the Westside Church of Christ. She was a beautiful woman and she wore a necklace and earrings every day.

Vernell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Gwendolyn Coble Cox.

She is survived by her son, Alton Donnell “Don Lilly and wife Geri of Midland, Texas, and her daughter, Cheryl Janis and her husband George Brice Willborn of Bridge City, Texas; grandchildren, Joe Don Lilly and wife Susan of Knott, Texas, Jeffrey Carl Lilly of Midland, Texas, Janna Lynn Turner and her husband Randy Turner of Stanton, Kimberly Dawn Willborn Frenzel and husband Eddie Frenzel of Bridge City, Texas, Gregory Brice Willborn and wife Camie of Texas. And Grandchildren by marriage, Myra Kay Moore and Celina Rene Jeansonne, great grandchildren, Brandon and Martin Lilly, Kaitlyn and Kenslea Inge, Brianna, Bailey, Brice and Eden Frenzel, Gatlin and Hayden Willborn, Cheramie Moore Urlacher and Caleb Moore; and one sister, Rebecca Rose Coble Barbee.
Viewing will be on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 1:00pm-9:00pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Peace Chapel of Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Services will be officiated by Minister Mike Vestal of Westside Church of Christ, Midland, Texas.
Honorary pallbearers are, Joe Don Lilly, Jeffrey Carl Lilly, Brandon Lilly, Martin Lilly, Gregory Willborn, Gatlin Willborn, Hayden Willborn, and Caleb Moore.

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Vernell Lilly

February 28, 1926 - November 17, 2017

Vernell Coble Lilly was born February 28, 1926 in Sylvester, Texas to Lee Roy Coble and Mary Oma Carlisle Coble. She married Marion Alton “Shorty” Lilly on August 8, 1942 I Snyder, Texas.
Vernell was a homemaker and mother to two children, Alton Donell “Don” and Cheryl Janis “Cherry”. When her children wer…read more

Vernell Coble Lilly was born February 28, 1926 in Sylvester, Texas to Lee Roy Coble and Mary Oma Carlisle Coble. She married Marion Alton “Shorty” Lilly on August 8, 1942 I Snyder, Texas.
Vernell was a homemaker and mother to two children, Alton Donell “Don” and Cheryl Janis “Cherry”. When her children were young she made their clothes. Don’s shirts were made of cotton feed sacks. She was a good seamstress, she also loved cooking and baking. Vernell also loved working in the yard; she always had beautiful flower beds and she loved to hoe! Vernell raised her children in church and they faithfully attended the Sand Springs Church of Christ until moving to Midland where she joined the Westside Church of Christ. She was a beautiful woman and she wore a necklace and earrings every day.

Vernell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Gwendolyn Coble Cox.

She is survived by her son, Alton Donnell “Don Lilly and wife Geri of Midland, Texas, and her daughter, Cheryl Janis and her husband George Brice Willborn of Bridge City, Texas; grandchildren, Joe Don Lilly and wife Susan of Knott, Texas, Jeffrey Carl Lilly of Midland, Texas, Janna Lynn Turner and her husband Randy Turner of Stanton, Kimberly Dawn Willborn Frenzel and husband Eddie Frenzel of Bridge City, Texas, Gregory Brice Willborn and wife Camie of Texas. And Grandchildren by marriage, Myra Kay Moore and Celina Rene Jeansonne, great grandchildren, Brandon and Martin Lilly, Kaitlyn and Kenslea Inge, Brianna, Bailey, Brice and Eden Frenzel, Gatlin and Hayden Willborn, Cheramie Moore Urlacher and Caleb Moore; and one sister, Rebecca Rose Coble Barbee.
Viewing will be on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 1:00pm-9:00pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Peace Chapel of Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Services will be officiated by Minister Mike Vestal of Westside Church of Christ, Midland, Texas.
Honorary pallbearers are, Joe Don Lilly, Jeffrey Carl Lilly, Brandon Lilly, Martin Lilly, Gregory Willborn, Gatlin Willborn, Hayden Willborn, and Caleb Moore.

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